Ex-Controller Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Family Owned Packaging Company

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A 54 year-old former controller has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of probation for embezzling nearly $200,000.

The Pittsburg resident worked at a family owned packaging company located in Export, Pennsylvania between December 2012 and December 2017. According to court documents, the former controller took the money by issuing 189 fraudulent credit card refunds to both herself and her husband. She then provided the company’s owners with false financial statements in order to conceal her crime.

The total amount the former controller pocketed was $195,063.80. The fraud significantly impacted the company resulting in its failure according to Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman. 

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